Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain it's being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first provider. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is commonly confused with the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of another company assuming you have created a site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our cloud hosting is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few easy steps. You will find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you many opportunities - if you build a company site on our end, for example, the staff can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create an Internet site through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain name, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting package that we provide, is extremely simple to use. If you'd like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a few hours it will propagate around the globe. If you are not sure what you need to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.